Located in the heart of Vientiane and just a stroll away from the Mekong River, Ansara Hotel is a small-sized boutique accommodation that combines quiet sophistication and personalized attention with a unique and eye-catching design.The property exudes elegance and style, yet retains the homely feel of a private residence. The property is home to only 14 rooms and suites, guaranteeing a private, warm and cozy stay in the capital.
The guestrooms at Ansara Hotel convey a fine blend of traditional Lao and contemporary Asian design and artistry. Each room features hand-woven silk headboards, rattan furnishings and black and white photographs portraying Laos' beautiful culture and scenery. The 12 Savvy Rooms come in either a king size or twin bed configurations. At 46 m², the one-bedroom Suite Affair is perfect for couples yearning for a little more space. The Suitest Escape is 64 m² of spacious living with a separate fully furnished living and work area. Both suites include a bathtub with Jacuzzi while all rooms come with an LCD television set with satellite channels, a Wi-Fi ready computer laptop and work des and a private balcony overlooking the serene garden.
Headed by a young and talented Head Chef Jean Marie Stainmesse, La Signature offers delectable international fares in a chic and elegant décor overlooking the scenic neighborhood. Smart casual attire is recommended. The Terrace Lounge is an inviting place for hotel guests to enjoy the cozy outdoorsy atmosphere with a light meal and refreshments. The Lobby Bar offers an ideal place to enjoy cocktails and other cold beverages in an intimate and inviting setting. The Ansara Signature cocktails should not be missed!
Blending the chic atmosphere of a boutique resort with the homely feel of a private house, Ansara Hotel is a charming stay in the center of Vientiane. Facilities may be lacking here but the unique atmosphere, cozy feel and superb attentive service in the middle of the capital make this property one of Vientiane's most sought after residences.
- La Signature
- Terrace Lounge
- Lobby Bar
- Savvy Room
- Suite Affair
- Suitest Escape
Who should go with Luxury Travel?
Classical elegance fills the Settha Palace Hotel. Situated in central Vientiane, this immaculately restored villa is one of the city's only luxury hotels. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, guests will be delighted with the gracious service, timeless charm, and peaceful atmosphere of Settha Palace. Modern amenities such as wireless internet and satellite television blend in seamlessly with the hotel's historic setting.
When to go?
From November to February the weather is cool and dry while March to June sees temperatures soaring in to the high 30s (Celcius). July to October tend to be very rainy, washing out some roads thus making rural areas inaccessible. The Lao are very sociable and if you happen to be in the country during one of their festivals, you are sure to get caught up in the lively atmosphere! Pii Mai, Lao New Year, is in April and the celebrations include parades and water fights. The magnificent That Luang Festival falls in November and thousands of people and monks travel from remote villages to participate in the religious celebration. Several times a year Vientiane has boat racing competitions, where long wooden boats are raced up and down the Mekong River.
Where is it?
Settha Palace is located in the center of Vientiane near the Nam Phu fountain, a few minutes walk from the town's main shopping and dining area. The Wattai International Airport is a ten minute drive from the hotel and the land border with Thailand is just a half hour drive.
What's not to be missed?
Visit the ancient temples of Wat Si Saket and Wat Phra Keow. Climb to the top of Patuxai, Laos' version of the Arc de Triomphe. Learn about Lao textiles at Carol Cassidy silk shop. Wander along the Mekong River. Swim in the beautiful hotel pool.
In keeping the hotel's understated elegance, the Settha Palace's restaurants offer delicious menus in a refined setting. La Belle Epoque Bar & Restaurant is the main dining venue. The bar is open all day, serving wine, beer, and cocktails as well as coffees & other non-alcoholic beverages. The Restaurant showcases classical French cuisine & offers a seasonally-inspired Lao menu, a fantastic opportunity to sample the delicious flavors of the local cuisine. For casual dining, Settha Palace has two options: The Sidewalk Café and Poolside bar which serve light snacks and drinks throughout the day.